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Black Chested Buzzard Eagle
Black Chested Buzzard Eagle

Scientific Name
Geranoaetus melanoleucus

Family
Accipitridae

Distribution
In Chile, from Arica to Tierra del Fuego. Habitat : open steppes, mountains, woodlands with clearings up to 3,000 m..

Details
L. 70-90 cm. Broad wings and short and broad tail. The adult male has a white underside with fine blackish stripes. Upper parts black with ash-grey white zone on the wings, the silvery white seen clearly from afar. The female is distinguished by having reddish-cinnamon secondary upper and underwings and is larger than the male.

Bibliography
Guia de Campo de Aves de Chile
Braulio Araya y Guillermo Millie

Birds of Southern South America and Antarctica
Martin de la Peña and Maurice Rumboll


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